KCAD Community Members Shine in Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition

Posted July 10, 2017 in Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies, Medical Illustration, MFA Painting, MFA Drawing, Sculpture and Functional Art, Drawing, Alumni, Illustration, Painting, Master of Fine Arts, Youth & Adults, Faculty

A West Michigan tradition for over 45 years, the Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition is perhaps the best reflection of the region’s most gifted and accomplished visual artists, one that consistently includes alumni, faculty, and students from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD).

This year’s exhibition, housed in The Fed Galleries @ KCAD, features a number of KCAD community members, including four who received distinguished awards from exhibition jurors. The three-person jurying panel included Professor Diane Zeeuw, chair of both the Painting and Master of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies programs.  

Painting Professor Jay Constantine received the 2D Juror Award for his piece “Heretical History: The Munster Revolt.”

work by Jay Constantine"Heretical History: The Munster Revolt” by Jay Constantine

Illustration Professor Molly Alicki Corriveau received the Martha Despres Memorial Award for her piece “Mother Nature Repeats a Pattern.”

work by Molly Corriveau"Mother Nature Repeats a Pattern" by Molly Alicki-Corriveau

Alumni Justin Kellner (’10, MFA) and Megan Klco (’12, MFA) each won juried awards as well. Kellner won the Eunice Gavan Purchase Award with an untitled piece, while Klco won an award, established by Marianna and Rinck Heule in memory of their son William John, for her piece “Noise.”

work by Justin Kellner(above): Untitled work by Justin Kellner; (below): "Noise" by Megan Klco

Work by Megan Klco  

Other KCAD community members featured in the exhibition include:

·      Beibei Chen, current student (MFA)

·      Leilei Chen, alumna (’17, MFA)

·      Professor Patricia Constantine (Illustration)

·      Diane Carol Burdick, Continuing Studies instructor

·      Devin DuMond, alumnus (’05, BFA Illustration/’10, MFA)

·      Sandra Hansen, alumna (’13, BFA Painting/’16, MFA)

·      Tatsuki Hakoyama, alumnus (’14, MFA)

·      Christian Helser, alumnus (’16, MFA)

·      Sarah Knill, alumna (’11, MFA)

·      Jovannah Nicholson, alumna (’09, BFA Sculpture and Functional Art)

·      Assistant Professor Matthew Schenk (Illustration/Medical Illustration)


The 2017 Festival of the Arts Regional Exhibition is on display in The Fed Galleries @ KCAD through July 15, 2017. For more information, go to kcad.edu/galleries